JNU seeks Romila Thapar’s CV to review special status, she says attempt to dishonour

Historian Romila Thapar, who was asked by JNU to submit her CV in order to review her status as Professor Emerita, on Sunday said the move was an attempt to “dishonour” her since she had been “critical” of the changes introduced by the administration.

According to a letter that Prabhat Patnaik, another Professor Emeritus at JNU, wrote to EPW magazine on Saturday, the JNU administration had told her that “a committee appointed by the university could evaluate her work and decide whether she should continue as professor emerita of JNU”. Thapar confirmed she received the letter on July 12.…

JNUTA general secretary Avinash Kumar said teachers’ representatives in the EC had “recorded their dissent on the ground that this process amounts to insulting the retired faculty members whose immense contribution to JNU had made them distinguished” and that it was “unilaterally” imposed.…

https://indianexpress.com/article/education/jnu-romila-thapar-cv-review-special-status-she-says-attempt-to-dishonour-5957334/

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